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Kevin Garnett to skip Celtics-Nets preseason game

NEW YORK – Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Garnett won’t play against his former team Tuesday night when the Nets play the Celtics in a preseason game at the Barclays Center.

But Nets forward Paul Pierce will play against the Celtics, the team that drafted him in 1998 and the team for which he played until he was traded to the Nets this summer as part of a blockbuster deal that included Garnett and former Celtics guard Jason Terry.

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